Kingdom : Animalia
                          Calss : Aves
                       Family : Diomedeidae
        Scientific Name : Diomedeidae

                        Group : Bird
                       Colour : Black, White, Red,
                                       Brown, Yellow
                  Skin Type : Feathers
                       Size(L) : 0.9m - 1.3m
                                       (35in - 51in)

                Wing Span : 2m - 3.4m 
                                        (78in - 134in)
                       Weight : 8kg - 10kg 
                                        (17lbs - 22lbs)
                 Top Speed 64kph (40mph)
                  Life Span : 12 - 40 years

Distinctive Features : Long, hook-tipped
                  Fun Fact : The largest wingspan 
                                       of any bird!
  1. The Albatross is one of the largest species of sea birds.
  2. They are found across southern Pacific and in colder Antarctic regions.
  3. They are large birds with their bodies measuring up to 1 meter in length.
  4. They have long, narrow wings with a wingspan reaching up to 3.5 meters.
  5. They are easily identifiable with a large head, tubular nostrils and a strong bill.
  6. There are 21 species of Albatross found throughout the Southern Pacific and Southern Ocean.
  7. They are unique in being air-bound for the most of their lives.
  8. During their breeding season, they return to land, mostly to the cliffs in Antarctic Tundra.
  9. They practice dynamic soaring for flying effortlessly for long hours.
  10. Interestingly, some of Albatross, circle around the earth in just over a month’s time.
  11. Their sense of sight and smell are exceptional.
  12. After a unique courtship involving grunting and scraping of beaks, the Albatrosses mate.
  13. The female Albatross lays a single egg, which is incubated by both parents in turns.
  14. Depending on their size, the chicks may take up to 10 months to fledge.
  15. The Albatross have a long life span of 40 to 50 years.
  16. They are carnivorous birds mainly feeding on fish and other aquatic animals.
  17. They have no real predators as they are sky-bound most of the times.
  18. No predators threaten them in their remote location nests on land either.
  19. A lot of them get killed while humans fish, posing a great threat to them.

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